A Friday report released by The Federal Reserve Bank of New York indicates a decrease in unemployment of recent college grads between September 2014 and September 2015. ILLUSTRATION BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Recent graduates’ unemployment rate decline sets “positive attitude”

The unemployment rate for recent U.S. college graduates between 22 and 27 years old has fallen from 5.3 percent in September 2014 to 4.9 percent in September 2015, according to a Friday report by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In a one-year period from September 2014 to September 2015, college graduate unemployment rates dropped from 3.4 percent to 2.8 […]

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The Massachusetts Senate approved a new bill Thursday that set new goals regarding statewide greenhouse gas emissions. ILLUSTRATION BY BRIGID KING/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Massachusetts Senate passes greenhouse gas emissions bill

The Massachusetts Senate passed a bill Jan. 28 that will help Massachusetts reach its greenhouse gas emissions goals as set by the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2008. The bill sets a target of between 35 and 45 percent below the 1990 emissions level by 2030, and another target of between 55 and 65 percent below the 1990 emissions level […]

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Campus Crime Logs Jan. 25 – 31

The following reports were taken from the Boston University Police Department crime logs from Jan. 25 to Jan. 31.  Trespassing and threats at 775 Commonwealth Ave. Officers responded to an altercation Sunday in the George Sherman Union Food Court at 6:29 p.m. A 31-year-old female victim reported that she was heating her food in a microwave when a male party […]

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Firemen remove the leaking bottle of hydrochloric acid in a secure environment. PHOTO BY KELSEY CRONIN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Hazardous material leak causes gridlock near Myles Standish Hall

A bottle containing corrosive hydrochloric acid leaked inside a FedEx van and caused a hazmat incident on the outside of approximately 595 Beacon St. Tuesday afternoon. The Boston Fire Department responded to the van’s driver’s 911 emergency phone call and was on site at approximately 4:45 pm, BFD Deputy Chief Michael Ruggere said. Ruggere explained that the incident posed no […]

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Mary Moore, the dean of the School of Theology, held a meeting Tuesday about plans to expand the presence of the Howard Thurman Center on campus. PHOTO BY PAIGE TWOMBLY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU community exchanges ideas to increase cultural inclusion visibility

Approximately 60 members of the Boston University community gathered in the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground Tuesday evening and exchanged ideas for a social hub on campus that would make cultural celebration and inclusion a mainstream part of campus life. School of Theology Dean Mary Elizabeth Moore said members of the BU community are the most important part in […]

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In an effort to diversify the BU faculty, the Task Force on Faculty Diversity and Inclusion acts as a forum for faculty, administrators and students to share their input. PHOTO BY KRISHNA SHARMA/DAILY FREE PRESS CONTRIBUTOR

Task Force prepares interim report, continues faculty diversity efforts

The Boston University Task Force on Faculty Diversity and Inclusion has prepared an interim report outlining a set of recommendations for the university to increase the proportion of minority faculty members, according to an email statement from the Task Force co-chair Gene Jarrett. The Task Force, organized to find ways to develop and retain a diverse faculty at BU, plans […]

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Changes in the grounds for investigation of child abuse crimes in Massachusetts between 2010 and 2014 may explain the rise in cases. GRAPHIC BY RACHEL CHMIELINSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Massachusetts had highest number of reported child abuse cases in 2014

According to an annual report released last week by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Massachusetts was found to have the highest number of reported child abuse cases in Fiscal Year 2014. Andrea Grossman, a spokesperson for the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, said in a statement that the DCF has been in the process of redeveloping […]

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In a push to provide citizens greater access to government records, the Massachusetts Senate announced a new legislation Thursday that overhauls the state’s current public records law. PHOTO BY BRIAN SONG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Massachusetts Senate proposes reform for public records law

The Massachusetts Senate proposed new legislation to help reform the commonwealth’s current public records law, according to a Thursday press release from the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts. The Senate will vote on the bill this week and, if passed, the new law will award attorneys’ fees to citizens whose access to public records is wrongly denied, limit the […]

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“From Manuscript to Movable Type: The Information Shift that Brought about Modern Learning,” an exhibition on display in Mugar Memorial Library Feb. 1-12 features excerpts from The Gutenberg Bible, which curators believe is the “single most important and famous printed book.” PHOTO BY ABIGAIL FREEMAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Archives at the Mugar Library present printing press’ modern influence

Texts produced with the printing press as early as in the ninth century have impacted modern education, as demonstrated by an exhibition of archives opened Monday at the Gotlieb Memorial Gallery. “From Manuscript to Movable Type: The Information Shift that Brought about Modern Learning” features a vellum leaf of a hymnal manuscript dating back to between the ninth and 10th century […]

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Boston PayTix, a new app that allows violators to pay parking tickets with a smartphone, was announced Thursday by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh. ILLUSTRATION BY MADISON GOLDMAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Mayor Martin Walsh launches Boston PayTix app

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Thursday the launch of the new Boston PayTix application, a free app that will allot users “quick, convenient and secure parking ticket payments by smartphone,” a Thursday press release stated. In the release, Walsh emphasized the importance of the efficiency the app will bring to city services. “The new PayTix app is another example of […]

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